Home Staging and Decorating thought activism at its most passionate! Snappy answers and reasoned resets for your space and your stuff, and why it all matters so darn much.  

Lighting, Light Bulbs, Paint Colors and You

Getting ready to paint? Might want to check out your light bulbs first.  Paint colors and lighting are intertwined; always my first consideration in design and staging consults. Paint color anchors a room, and nothing determines how paint color reads … Continued

Clearing Out? The ABCs of Selling, or Donating

If you decide to donate, it’s green AND greater good Don’t confuse what is helpful and convienent for you (finding a place that’ll take your stuff) with what is a welcome/needed donation for them. Make sure your donations fit the needs and … Continued

Furniture Sharehouse: Supporting Westchester County Veterans

Furniture Sharehouse is Westchester County’s own furniture bank.  Run by volunteers, Furniture Sharehouse collects unwanted clean, basic furniture, and re-distributes it FREE to clients of about 40 different Westchester County agencies. Every month, on average, 7 to 8 Westchester County … Continued

Registered to Vote? Tick-Tock, Do it Now!

Originally written in 2012, refreshed and re-posted for 2018 Are you registered to vote? I hold an individual’s right to vote very dearly, and decry anyone who wants to mess with that. ANYONE. As August progresses, November seems oh-so-far-away. But anyone … Continued

Unwanted Piano? Read-and Share This!

Many possessions are difficult to part with, but having another place where said possessions  can go and be loved and utilized often eases the distress. Unwanted pianos though are notoriously difficult to adopt-out. They are big, and difficult to move; often … Continued

Growing Fresh Air (Oh Yes, You Can!)

When I was in school and desperately broke, I decorated with plants because it was cheap. Later, I included plants in my floor plans for my clients largely for aesthetic value-there was always a plant or tree out there that could … Continued